Articles for April, 2010

 

by ChipCataldo
April 22, 2010
As was previously reported by a very dubious source, this week marks the Wooden Anniversary of Action Figure Insider. (No really, it’s wooden!  Look it up!  Jason Lenzi told me!  Seriously!). To celebrate this wonderous occasion, we (yeah, that damn Lenzi again…taking all the credit for himself) thought we’d do something different with our blog…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2010
  SCOOP WEEK- REVEAL #4  We got a great scoop for you today!  The good folks at Underground Toys are letting us reveal the next 2-pack in their Doctor Who Classics line.   Personally, I love Underground Toys/Character Option’s Doctor Who line.  They have great likenesses, everything is always in scale, and everything is a…

 

by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
April 22, 2010
Those were the exact words I heard from the mouth of a boy who couldn’t have been more than ten years old Monday evening. I stopped by Big Lots after reading that collectors were finding wave 11 25th Anniversary/Modern Era G.I. JOE figures at some of their locations. After picking up two Cobra Eels, Matt…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2010
100017_press01a.jpg Sideshow’s Comic-Con 2010 Exclusives Revealed! Last week, they showed off a group shot of their Sideshow Collectibles’ Comic-Con exclusives for 2010! This week, Sideshow is revealing the official names and Pre-Order dates for each con collectible, so look below to find out all the info on the Specimen 687M Legendary Scale Bust, Mouser Comiquette, Skrull…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
BURBANK, Calif. (April 21, 2010) – eFX Inc. today announced special, members-only pricing for Disney enthusiasts who are members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans. D23 Members can save hundreds of dollars on eFX’s line of intricately crafted Disney replicas by visiting the eFX website at www.efxcollectibles.com.  Special D23 Member pricing takes effect…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  BREAKING NEWS This afternoon Eternia got a new princess! AFi would like to congratulate Mattel’s Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich and his wife on the birth of their baby daughter!   Scott and I had joked last month behind the scenes about the baby coming during our "scoop week," (her due date was to be next…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
Mattel has some good news for the Club Eternia subscribers that they posted to the MattyCollector.com news page: Club Eternia™ Subscribers, As we’ve told you, we’re working behind the scenes to do all we can to help our monthly sales go more smoothly. Beginning with our May sale, we’ll be processing subscription orders two business…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
April 21, 2010
If you haven’t already noticed, this week marks the Wooden Anniversary of Action Figure Insider. (No, really, it’s wooden. Look it up. Luckily it’s not the third anniversary: leather). And to celebrate and contribute a bit more, I thought I’d do something different with my blog privileges, and interview co founder Daniel Pickett. I picked…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  I’m sure in his wildest fantasy character actor William Atherton never believed that he would have an action figure made of him and he only had to wait 25 years to get one, but here it is! Mattel brings us Walter Peck the..um… wrench in the Ghostbusters works.  Peck features a new suited body…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 17th 2010 Wave/Assortment: Year 1 MattyCollector.com  Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories:  Ghost Containment Unit and trap Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Based on actor William Atherton from the movie Ghostbusters Notes:   Trap is different than the one that comes with Winston.  The top panels do not open…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
5 for 5 Here’s another new feature we’ll be running this week as part of AFi‘s 5 Year Anniversary called "5 for 5."  We asked a wide range of friends in the industry 5 questions about the last 5 years and let them answer however they wanted… I can’t quote pin point the year I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
The 2010 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo is this Sunday, April 25th, at the Burlington Holiday Inn at QEW & Guelph Line in Ontario. The show features dealers selling Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Wrestling, Masters of the Universe Classics and tons…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
  New “Versus” Series Featuring Great Matchups, Octagon Display Also To Debut MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 20, 2010 – Five new figurines depicting popular UFC fighters Rich “Ace” Franklin, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez, Anderson “Spider” Silva and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva will comprise the next UFC “Ultimate Collector” Round 5…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
Toy2R proudly presents the lineup of 8 inch Qees from the upcoming Designer Collection – inspired by the upcoming Designer Series 6 Collection of 2.5" Qees – currently being pre-solicited by Apex Trading Company. From Jumping Brain creator Emilio Garcia is the Brain Pattern Qee Bear. Emilio created a customized Qee for an upcoming DIY Qee…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
  SCOOP WEEK – REVEAL #3 The good folks at NECA have given us a great scoop and are letting us announce one of their SDCC 2010 Exclusives- The Liquid Metal T-1000! Here is your exclusive first look!   Includes 5 different hands and pistol 1 pair of "Walking" Hands 1 pair of "Shooting" Hands…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
5 for 5 Here’s another new feature we’ll be running this week as part of AFi‘s 5 Year Anniversary called "5 for 5."  We asked a wide range of friends in the industry 5 questions about the last 5 years and let them answer however they wanted… Ed Catto is the VP Strategic Marketing at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   All products listed below are scheduled to to ship and be in stores December 2010.    ACTION FIGURES…

 

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